Best Simple Drip Coffee Maker under $200


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Nov 18, 2008
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Hi, I am looking to get my parents a 10 cup drip coffee maker for christmas. My mom is a coffee fiend! But she always goes to starbucks becuase she says that the coffee at home never tastes as good as it does from starbucks! I think its because we have a crappy coffee maker and she even uses bottled water! I dont need a pot with all the bells and whistles because they will never use any of that. I just need one that brews a great cup of coffee. Thanks in advance! :-D


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Aug 11, 2004
Des Moines, Iowa
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You can buy one from Boyds Coffee who is the distributor for the machine.

They run about $245 but these are about the only home coffee brewer that can brew a Gold Cup Standard cup coffee and has been certified by the SCAA to do so.

I would say that nearly all home drip brewers do not even come close to brewing at the 200F mark. My wife's Mr. Coffee barely hits 190 and she wonders why I wait to get to work to drink my coffee!